Noralou Roos is a Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Manitoba. She was the founding Director of the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy until 2004, and she has been an Associate of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research.
As Director of the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, Dr. Roos received funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation to create Canada’s first data laboratory, containing population-based data on health, education and social services and held a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Population Health. For 24 years, she was a National Health Scientist supported by the National Health Research and Development Program. She was a member of the Prime Minister’s Health Forum, the Medical Research Council, and the Interim Governing Council of the Canadian Institutes for Health Research. She has received a number of national and international fellowships and grants, and has published extensively in books and journals. Her research interests include the use of administrative data for managing the health-care system, and the relationship between health-care use and population health.
Dr. Roos completed her PhD at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She then spent three years at Northwestern University and joined the University of Manitoba in 1972.